(Closed) Receiving line alternatives?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly?  We attempted to do the table-to-table visits and got to table 2!  Most people came up to us to talk.  We had a sweetheart table, and everybody ate while we were doing pictures (it wasn’t planned this way, but it might work out for you) so they came up while we were eating.  If you are alright with people talking to you while you eat, then this should be okay.  how many guests will you have?

Post # 4
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Why not try to get a seat for him for the receiving line?  Maybe a tall chair like a barstool with a back on it so that he’s still at eye level with the guests.

ETA: Given the circumstances, I don’t think it’s terrible to skip the receiving line; I’m just brainstorming.

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would do table visits to save the hassle; he would be able to move at his own pace and the guests will still get their face time 🙂

Post # 6
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second the chair idea. The only other thing I can think of is table-to-table but you nixed that. I don’t think it’s terrible to skip it given the circumstances. 

It might be against etiquette but you could also include something on your wedding website (if you have one) or in the programs explaining so the guests don’t think you are blowing them off and it might help encourage guests to travel to your table to talk to you. 

Post # 7
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

maybe I’m just oblivious but I’ve never noticed if a couple dind’t have a receiving line and/or didn’t come to our table to say hello. 

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